International Journal of Art & Design Education

Towards a New Art Curriculum: Reflections on Pot Fillers and Fire Lighters

Volume 19.1   2000



This contribution is derived from an address presented to the NSEAD Annual Conference (1999) ‘Towards a New Arts Education’ in association with Bretton Hall, a specialist institution for the arts and education, to mark the 50th anniversary of its Foundation in September 1949. An analysis of the role of art and design education is set in the context of an arts related curriculum and the case for an interdependent, teachable and accessible programme is outlined. Proposals for the maintenance and development of a future for arts education is tested against certain key questions and a theory of ‘good teaching’ in the arts.